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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpremeditationpre‧med‧i‧ta‧tion /priːˌmedɪˈteɪʃən $ prɪ-/ noun [uncountable]  DELIBERATELYthe act of thinking about something and planning it before you actually do it
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premeditationBut were the essential elements of first-degree murder present-malice and premeditation?From these interviews, some viewers will infer clearheaded premeditation of murder.The prosecution laboured long on the amount of time the whittling had taken which therefore proved considerable premeditation.The quartet got carried away here; for musicians who have been accused of premeditation, consider that a virtue.There had therefore been a certain amount of premeditation.He has to straddle a little bit on the question of premeditation.That, thought Dalgliesh, would point to premeditation, or to the instinctive precaution of a knowledgeable expert.I do it without premeditation, as naturally and wearily as if I did it every night.
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